Romney Releases First TV Ad of General Election

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JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) — The Mitt Romney campaign released on Friday its first ad of the General Election, a 30-second spot that focuses on what the candidate would do on the first day in the White House.

The ad, which according to reports is set to run in several battleground states such as Iowa, Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia is titled, “Day One,” and was first released early Friday morning by Romney’s campaign manager Matt Rhoades in an e-mail to “trusted supporters.”  The campaign also released an identical ad in Spanish, titled “Dia Uno.”

The spot begins with a voiceover asking, “What would a Romney Presidency be like?” as text reading “Day 1″ flashes on the screen.

“President Romney immediately approves the Keystone pipeline, creating thousands of jobs that Obama blocked,” says the voiceover.

“President Romney introduces tax cuts and reforms that reward job creators, not punish them,” says the voiceover, as video of Romney speaking at various campaign events across the country plays.  “President Romney issues order to begin replacing Obamacare with commonsense health care reform.”

“That’s what a Romney Presidency will be like,” the ad concludes.

Romney anticipated the upcoming ad on Thursday, telling the press that the ad would be a “positive ad on what I would do if I were president,” using it to juxtapose himself with President Obama.

“It’ll be contrasting with the president’s ad, which again is a character assassination ad,” Romney said, referring to an ad released by the Obama reelection campaign that focuses on his time at Bain Capital.

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